- Mr. Bee
- 8 years ago
Ordinarily we just delete spammers and block them from posting again.
But in this case, someone promoting “Gioavonni’s Bridal Boutique” left a number of judgmental comments like this one (on a thread about taking pictures of dresses inside of a boutique):
“They do not want you to do what I did! Which is take lots of pictures of the ridiculously high priced designer wedding gown and have it custom made for less than $500! I might add my gown was absolutely stunning and I am so very happy that I didn’t spend that kind of money just to have a designers name on the inside of my gown.”
She then ended her post with this: “Oh, if anyone is interested I ordered my beautiful replica gown from Gioavonni’s Bridal Boutique. [link]”
I immediately recognized the name, as we had a problem a while ago with promoters of Gioavonni’s leaving extremely positive feedback from new accounts. So I checked the IP and sure enough, “Bridal cici” had the same IP address as “wishingwell” and “ngtaylor”, two earlier users who commented solely and only on posts about Gioavonni’s. Naturally they were extremely satisfied with their purchases.
We’ve also tied that IP to another account used by urtreasuremypleasure (another wild fan of Gioavonni’s) – and also discovered several other accounts who have only ever posted about Gioavonni’s (and of course, they are extremely positive reviews).
Because the comment about designer dresses upset some readers, I wanted to let people know: please ignore anyone promoting “Gioavonni’s Bridal Boutique”.
It could be a coincidence that there have been so many accounts created by new members eager to promote this custom dress store, and that many of them are posting only about Gioavonni’s and from the same IP. However, the totality of the evidence suggests otherwise.
And most of all, I consider it an affront to the Weddingbee community that someone would attack brides who purchase “ridiculously high priced designer wedding gown
“… and then turn out to be promoting their own wedding gown knockoff site.
We have deleted all threads and comments about Gioavonni’s from accounts tied to IPs uncovered in tonight’s investigation. Please flag any promotional posts from this site in the future, so we can investigate whether or not they are honest reviews or not.
And if you’ve had a positive experience with Gioavonni’s – please let us know that too. We don’t have a grudge here – our only goal is to host honest opinions from real brides.